Duck Eggs

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DeeEinstein, Sep 24, 2014.

  1. DeeEinstein

    DeeEinstein Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 2 khaki cambells (sp?) and I don't know if both are females or not. One has taken up nesting to all the eggs that are being laid and the other does nothing. This has been going on for about 2 months now and nothing has hatched. Any suggestions on how to tell if these eggs will be fertilized eggs or not?
     
  2. JadeComputerGal

    JadeComputerGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They're not going to hatch if they're two months old, or if the other Khaki isn't a drake. Khaki eggs take about 28 days to hatch once the hen starts sitting on them. The one that sits on the nest would be female since drakes don't nest.

    Newer eggs can be candled to see if they're fertile, but they won't be if you have two hens. Do both of the ducks quack, or does the other one make a kind of raspy noise? If it's the latter, it's a drake, and if it's the former, they're both hens.
     
  3. DeeEinstein

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    The ducks are between 6-7 months old and only one is nesting. The other duck never sits in the eggs.
     
  4. JadeComputerGal

    JadeComputerGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, but never sitting on the nest doesn't mean it's not female. What kind of noise does it make?
     
  5. DeeEinstein

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    They both quack.
     
  6. JadeComputerGal

    JadeComputerGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Then they're both females. You can dispose of the eggs you have now, or eat or possibly sell any new ones. You can't have fertile eggs if there's no drake in the picture. You should consider getting one if you want little peelings. I love Khakis [​IMG]
     

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